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Bright and Fresh Garden Furniture 



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Bright and Fresh Garden 
Furniture 

Written By: Brookelynn Morris 



TOOLS: 

Brush m 


PARTS: 

Dropclothm 

Sandpaper (1) 

Krylon Dual Spray Paint (3-5 cans) 

The amount of paint needed will vary 

dependina on the type of surface beina 

painted. 



SUMMARY 

After spending summers in the sun and winters in the rain, outdoor furniture begins looking 
tired. Without stain or paint, the elements will eventually ruin the look and the wood itself will 
begin to rot. 

Krylon's new Dual spray paint is a combination of primer and paint. It's a great way to apply 
a layer of protection and completely makeover almost anything at the same time. With a little 
bit of elbow grease, sand the wood down, and then spray layer after layer of color. Spray 
painting is immediately satisfying and really fun. 



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Bright and Fresh Garden Furniture 

My old drab chairs are now bright and fresh. The bold mandarin color contrasts beautifully 
with the tall green grass and overgrown flowers in my garden. Plus, they are protected from 
weathering for seasons to come. 



Step 1 — Bright and Fresh Garden Furniture 




• Choose a nice weekend to spend 
outside, and gather your materials. 
If you are painting in a garage or a 
shop, always be sure to work in a 
well-ventilated area with a 
respirator. 



Step 2 




• Lay the dropcloth down and set out 
the chairs. 



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Step 3 




• Use a brush to remove dirt (and 
leaves and cobwebs) from the 
chairs. 



Step 4 




• Vigorously sand the chairs. 

Sanding thoroughly is essential for 
the best possible coverage. Some 
of the cut edges of the wood might 
even benefit from grinding off 1/8" 
or so. 



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Step 5 




• When you are done sanding, clean 
off every last speck of sawdust 
with the brush. 



Step 6 




• Shake up the first can of Dual. 
Rattle the can for 2 minutes to mix 
the paint. Adjust the nozzle to 
spray either horizontally or 
vertically, aim at the chair from 
about a foot away, and then press 
down. 

• Work with smooth, even strokes, 
and keep the can moving to avoid 
drips. While you are spraying, be 
sure to keep shaking the can for 10 
seconds every minute. 



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Step 7 




• To get the richest color, apply 
multiple thin coats of paint, allowing 
several minutes in between each 
coat. This untreated redwood chair 
took several coats of paint to 
achieve full coverage and a shiny 
finish. 



Step 8 



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• The paint will be dry to the touch in 
25 minutes, but needs 48 hours to 
fully dry. When it has cured, the 
chair is ready to go back out to the 
garden, where it will be able to 
withstand the elements. 



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